Talib Kweli

De La Soul Team With Chuck D, Styles P, Talib Kweli for Voting Anthem ‘Remove 45′

De La Soul are back and have enlisted an all-star group of musicians, including  Styles P, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Mysonne, and Chuck D for a…
Daniel Kohn / October 28, 2020

Talib Kweli to Release New Album, Announces Patreon Campaign

Talib Kweli has announced that he'll be releasing a new album titled Cultural Currency, but if you want to hear it, it's not going to be…
Daniel Kohn / July 13, 2020

Watch Stevie Wonder, Chance the Rapper, Teyana Taylor, and More Perform at Dave Chappelle’s Dayton Benefit Concert

On Sunday night in Dayton, Ohio, Dave Chappelle hosted a concert and block party benefitting the victims of the mass shooting that occurred in the city…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 26, 2019

Talib Kweli in Legal and Twitter Dispute With Former Collaborator Who Alleges Sexual Harassment

A former collaborator has accused Talib Kweli Greene of sexual harassment, sparking an ongoing social media dispute and the revelation of an earlier breach of contract…
Anna Gaca / June 4, 2018

Talib Kweli Writes Essay About Free Speech and White Supremacy Following Show Cancellation

Talib Kweli has posted a Medium post entitled "Free Speech or Die?" dealing with the issue of far-right leaders and their followers objecting to their right…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 1, 2018

Talib Kweli Cancels Show at Riot Room After Venue Books Controversial Band TAAKE

Talib Kweli has pulled out of his upcoming tour stop at Kansas City's Riot Room after the venue booked controversial black metal band TAAKE, amid…
Nerisha Penrose, Billboard / February 20, 2018

Phrenology at 15: How the Roots Hit a New Peak With Their “Anti-Roots” Album

Before they were Jimmy Fallon’s house band, The Roots were generally remembered as being part of a vanguard of artists in the ‘90s…
Brian Josephs / November 28, 2017

Stream Talib Kweli’s New Album Radio Silence

Talib Kweli just released his Radio Silence LP on his own Javotti Media label. Radio Silence, which Kweli worked on for two years, is stacked with features from a…
Monique Melendez / November 17, 2017

Talib Kweli, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and More Unite for Puerto Rico Benefit Album

A sonically diverse coterie of artists featuring Talib Kweli, Ana Tijoux, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Downtown Boys has united on ¡Viva Puerto Rico!, a compilation album which will raise…
Monique Melendez / October 23, 2017

Video: Talib Kweli – “Heads Up Eyes Open” ft. Rick Ross and Yummy Bingham

Talib Kweli has released a video for his track "Heads Up, Wide Open," featuring Rick Ross and vocalist Yummy Bingham.  The video, directed by Chris…
Arielle Gordon / October 3, 2017

Talib Kweli- “Heads Up Eyes Open” ft. Rick Ross and Yummy Bingham

Talib Kweli has released a new track from his upcoming album Radio Silence. The inspirational soul-rap tune "Heads Up Eyes Open" also features the rap-boss mogul himself, Rick…
Liz Cantrell / September 28, 2017

How Do Rappers Handle “Nigga” During the Rise of White-Dominated Festivals?

This past March in Amsterdam, Oddisee—a D.C. rapper whose music often wrestles with sociopolitical themes—had a surreal experience. During a performance, he spotted a white…
Brian Josephs / September 13, 2017

“He Thinks Like a Revolutionary”: Talib Kweli, Hannibal Buress, W. Kamau Bell, and More Share Their Favorite Memories of Dave Chappelle

Today, Netflix premiered two Dave Chappelle stand-up specials, Deep in the Heart of Texas and The Age of Spin, his first (and second) since 2004's For What It's Worth. The…
Brian Josephs / March 21, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

The 24 Best Bands We Saw in Austin (And Some Dogs, Too)

We just got home from SXSW, and saw more than 50 bands in the span of five days. Here's the best of what we saw.
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017
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